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NYTimes Real Estate app review: full-featured property finder with mortgage calculator



The NYTimes Real Estate app helps you find the best properties in greater New York and key cities of the United States. It offers comprehensive listings of all types of properties including houses, apartments, condos, and commercial spaces. It also serves as a news reader featuring the latest Times’ real estate articles. What sets it apart from other app is the built-in mortgage calculator which is included for each listing. This app is compatible with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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NYTimes Real Estate - Find a Home, Apartment or Condo


Finding the Best Properties for Sale or Rent Made Easier

NYTimes Real Estate is probably the oldest existing mobile property finder. It was first launched in 2007 for mobile web even before Apple’s App Store was launched. It was completely redesigned in 2014 with more features including a news reader, mortgage calculator, and built-in map.

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It looks more like a news reader with the Time’s featured real estate article taking front and center position. Scroll down the screen a bit and you will see the day’s featured property with large photo.

Right below the featured sections are popular neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights, Chelsea, Manhattan, Queens, and others. You can start your property search here by tapping any neighborhood you like.

The app displays its property listing in a vertical list with large thumbnails, prices, and locations. You only need to scroll down the page to view more properties in your chosen location. The screen offers three different tabs for viewing most recent posts, lowest priced properties, and highest priced listings.

You can tap any thumbnail to open the detailed property page. From here, you can view the photo gallery, floor plan, map, and the seller contact number and email address. Tap the calculator icon at the bottom of the page to know your potential mortgage payment. You can also save the page or share it with your friends via email.

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Best Features of NYTimes Real Estate

NYTimes Real Estate offers tens of thousands of available properties both for sale and for rent. It covers the greater New York state with specific focus on New York City. It also offers listings from across the United States and around the world.

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The app offers updated real estate news articles vetted by the Times’ editors. It also offers sales activity data within the city, school information, and current news about open houses.

It allows you to narrow down your search through its built-in search filter. You can configure your filters by specifying your preferred location, price range, number of bedrooms, neighborhood, nearby schools, and many more.

Perhaps one of the best features of this app is the mortgage calculator. It allows you to calculate potential monthly payments based on the listed price of the properties.

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NYTimes Real Estate - Find a Home, Apartment or Condo


Pros and Cons


  • Daily updated news and property lists
  • Covers all types of properties
  • Offers built-in maps and mortgage calculator
  • With school information
  • Allows you to contact sellers from the app


  • Lacks push notification alerts

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Final Thoughts

NYTimes Real Estate is one of the best property finder apps for mobile devices. It offers an impressive database of available properties in New York and major cities across the US. This is a recommended app for those looking for new properties for sale or for rent in New York City.

NYTimes Real Estate - Find a Home, Apartment or Condo

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.